Serbia Joins Ireland’s Global Greening with Illumination of Belgrade for St Patrick’s Day
Irish Easter Uprising (1916) marked with illumination of major Belgrade city centre structures.
Belgrade joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening to mark St Patrick’s Day with the illumination of high profile city centre structures - Ada Bridge, the National Parliament, Hotel Moskva and the Palace of Albania.
The dramatic illumination - from sunset on the 16th March to sunrise on the 18th March - will mark St Patrick’s day, The Easter 1916 Rising,
Some of the world’s most famous attractions and sites going green to mark St Patrick’s Day include the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Nelson’s Column in London which will go green this year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, as part of the Tourism Ireland seventh annual Global Greening initiative.
First time greening in Serbia include the National Parliament, Hotel Moskva and the Palace of Albania.
They will join other first time "greenings" with the World Trade Center at Ground Zero in New York, the famous Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde in Paris, Mole Antonelliana in Turin (the architectural symbol of the city), the light rail system in Addis Ababa (the first light rail system in sub-Saharan Africa) and City Hall in Tel Aviv.
Also, the famous Boston Red Sox (baseball team) will wear green jerseys on St Patrick’s Day, for their spring training game in Florida. And their home ground, Fenway Park in Boston, will also join in the ‘greening’ fun – with the inside of the ballpark, the scoreboards and the ‘Green Monster’ (high left field wall) all set to be illuminated in green.
Other Belgrade buildings going green in Belgrade this year include the Canadian Embassy Ben Akiba & Fabrika.
More information at irishfest.rs // Beogradskiirskifestival (fb)